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Orijen Dog Food: An In-Depth Review of Puppy and Adult Kibble

The Company

Founded and owned since more than a quarter of a century ago by the same company responsible for the 5-star rated Acana product line of dog foods we recently reviewed called Champion Petfoods, Orijen Dog Food boasts its own comprehensive line of Biologically Appropriate™ foods and treats providing the ultimate experience for dogs and the people that love them.

Orijen Puppy and Adult Dog FoodOrijen focuses on ingredients that are sustainably raised within their region by people they know and trust, being delivered fresh each day to their doorstep in Alberta, Canada. The Orijen product line of dog foods is trusted by dog lovers all over the world and is certified to meet every international safety standard.

When Orijen say “fresh” they really mean fresh. All their ingredients are delivered right to the doorsteps of their award-winning kitchens within one day of harvesting. Fish products caught in the cold Pacific or the Northern Pacific lakes is kept on ice and delivered within one day of being caught. Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack

Our Mission is clear and strong: We make Biologically Appropriate™ Pet Foods from fresh regional ingredients.

Unlike many other pet food brands which are owned by marketing companies and merely distributed by themselves, Orijen prides in their award-winning kitchens that have been serving the worldwide pet food market for more than a quarter century.

The Orijen Dog Food Product Line

Orijen currently produces 6 variants of dog foods, serving the needs of any breed or nutritional requirement. Each Orijen product is a Biologically Appropriate™ revolution, Orijen Whole Prey™ food that incorporates richly nourishing meats, organs and cartilage in ratios that truly mirror the natural diet, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic ingredients.

Table of Contents:

Orijen Puppy
Orijen Puppy Large
Orijen Six Fish
Orijen Adult
Orijen Regional Red
Orijen Senior

Orijen Puppy

Orijen PuppyOrijen prides in delivering a symphony of cage-free chicken and turkey, nest-laid eggs, and wild-caught walleye and herring — all raised or fished within their region and delivered to their kitchens fresh on a daily basis.

Authentic regional ingredients are sourced from the following:

  • Cage-free chicken
  • Cage-free turkey
  • Pacific salmon
  • Northern walleye
  • Nest-laid eggs
  • Fruits & vegetables

INGREDIENTS

Boneless chicken*, chicken meal, chicken liver*, whole herring*, boneless turkey*, turkey meal, turkey liver*, whole eggs*, boneless walleye*, whole salmon*, chicken heart*, chicken cartilage*, herring meal, salmon meal, chicken liver oil, chicken fat, red lentils, green peas, green lentils, sun-cured alfalfa, yams*, pea fiber, chickpeas, pumpkin*, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, brown kelp, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium.

*Fresh and Preservative-free

Our Production and Quality Assurance Teams apply strict and rigorous standards.

SUPPLEMENTS

Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast.

Orijen Puppy Large

Orijen Puppy LargeLarge breed puppies possess a biological need for a diet rich in whole meats (protein source), with calories and minerals appropriate to their sensitive development and growth.

Loaded with cage-free chicken and turkey, nest-laid eggs and wild-caught fish, Orijen Puppy Large contains both appropriate levels of calories and minerals distributed to support the optimum growth and development of large breed puppies.

Authentic regional ingredients are sourced from the following:

  • Cage-free chicken
  • Our promise is simple: If you or your pet is dissatisfied with any ORIJEN product, simply return the original package and unused portion to the pet shop where you made the original purchase for a full refund.

  • Cage-free turkey
  • Pacific salmon
  • Northern walleye
  • Nest-laid eggs
  • Fruits & vegetables

INGREDIENTS

Boneless chicken*, chicken meal, chicken liver*, whole herring*, boneless turkey*, turkey meal, turkey liver*, whole eggs*, boneless walleye*, whole salmon*, chicken heart*, chicken cartilage*, herring meal, salmon meal, red lentils, green peas, green lentils, chicken liver oil, sun-cured alfalfa, yams*, pea fiber, chickpeas, pumpkin*, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, kelp, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium.

*Fresh and Preservative-free

SUPPLEMENTS

Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast.

Orijen Six Fish

Orijen Six FishOrijen, or rather Champion Petfoods, is surrounded by the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans as well as the Northern Canada freshwater lakes which place it in the perfect geographic location to source its fresh saltwater and freshwater fish on a daily basis – a sure contributor to the company’s Biologically Appropriate™ foods from fresh regional ingredients concept.

Manufactured with Canada’s best fresh fish, fruits and berries at their own award-winning kitchens, Orijen Six Fish is a healthy variant that promises to keep your dog healthy and happy with optimal nutrition.

Authentic regional ingredients are sourced from the following:

Our fresh regional ingredients truly meet the AAFCO definition for ‘fresh’, where refrigeration is their only form of preservation — no chemicals, no heat, no freezing!

  • Pacific Salmon
  • Flounder
  • Northern Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Lake Whitefish
  • Herring
  • Fruits & vegetables

INGREDIENTS

Whole salmon*, whole herring*, salmon meal, herring meal, Pollock meal, whole flounder*, boneless walleye*, boneless northern pike*, boneless lake whitefish*, salmon oil, herring oil, chickpeas, red lentils, green lentils, green peas, pea fiber, canola oil, sun-cured alfalfa, yams*, pumpkin*, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, kelp*, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium.

*Fresh and Preservative-free

SUPPLEMENTS

Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast.

Orijen Adult Dog

Orijen Adult DogFeaturing free-run chicken and turkey, Orijen’s Adult Dog Food is loaded with richly-nourishing meat (80%) to maintain lean muscle mass, ORIJEN’s award-winning low-carbohydrate, low-glycemic formula supports healthy blood sugars and peak conditioning in all dogs of all breeds and lifestyles.

Authentic regional ingredients are sourced from the following:

  • Cage-free Chicken
  • Cage-free Turkey
  • Herring
  • Northern Walleye
  • In today’s world of multinationals and marketing puffery, our world-wide reputation as maker of Canada’s Best Petfoods stands apart.

  • Nest-laid Eggs
  • Fruits & Vegetables

INGREDIENTS

Boneless chicken*, chicken meal, chicken liver*, whole herring*, boneless turkey*, turkey meal, turkey liver*, whole eggs*, boneless walleye*, whole salmon*, chicken heart*, chicken cartilage*, herring meal, salmon meal, chicken liver oil, red lentils, green peas, green lentils, sun-cured alfalfa, yams*, pea fiber, chickpeas, pumpkin*, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, kelp, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium.

*Fresh and Preservative-free

SUPPLEMENTS

Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast.

Orijen Regional Red

Orijen Regional RedOrijen Regional Red replicates the diversity and balance of fresh meats, fruits and berries that dogs would encounter in their natural environment, and for which they are evolved to eat. Orijen Regional Red features unmatched inclusions of Black Angus beef, wild boar, Alberta lamb, heritage pork and bison — all ranch-raised on local ranches and farms, passed fit for human consumption, delivered to their kitchens fresh on a daily basis.

award-winning low-glycemic formula reduces unwanted carbohydrates and supports healthy blood sugar levels to promote peak health and body conditioning.

Authentic regional ingredients are sourced from the following:

We DON’T make foods for other companies, and we DON’T allow our foods to be made anywhere else. We wouldn’t have it any other way. We believe you wouldn’t either.

  • Black Angus Beef
  • Wild Boar
  • Alberta Lamb
  • Ranch-raised Bison
  • Fruits & Vegetables

INGREDIENTS

Boneless Angus beef*, boneless wild boar*, boneless lamb*, beef liver*, boneless pork*, pork liver*, whole herring*, lamb liver*, beef meal, lamb meal, herring meal, salmon meal, Pollock meal, beef tripe*, bison*, lamb fat, whole egg*, red lentils, chickpeas, green peas, yellow peas, green lentils, herring oil, pea fibre, yams*, sun-cured alfalfa, pumpkin, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, kelp, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium.

*Fresh and Preservative-free

SUPPLEMENTS

Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast.

Orijen Senior

Orijen Senior DogLoaded with fresh cage-free chicken and turkey, nest-laid eggs and wild-caught fish, Orijen Senior is filled with goodness to support lean muscle and peak health in senior dogs of all breeds.

Authentic regional ingredients are sourced from the following:

  • Cage-free Chicken
  • Cage-free Turkey
  • Pacific Salmon
  • Northern Walleye
  • Nest-laid Eggs
  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

INGREDIENTS

Boneless chicken*, chicken meal, chicken liver*, whole herring*, turkey meal, boneless turkey*, turkey liver*, whole eggs*, boneless walleye*, whole salmon, chicken heart*, chicken cartilage*, herring meal, salmon meal, pea fiber, chicken liver oil, red lentils, green peas, green lentils, sun-cured alfalfa, yams*, chickpeas, pumpkin*, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, kelp, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium.

*Fresh and Preservative-free

Unlike conventional pet foods, we focus on ingredients that are delivered fresh from our region each day. That means they’re not processed, dried, or powdered.

SUPPLEMENTS

Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast.

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The Ultimate Guide of Orijen Food for Puppies, Adult and Senior Dogs

With six variants of the Orijen brand, each tailored to meet specific nutritional requirements or flavor, you can be sure that you’ll find something that fits your dog’s liking. Below we have put together the current top-selling variants of Orijen food on Amazon.com that simplifies the process for you to make an informed choice.

Note: The links in the below table as well as the images throughout the article are our Amazon Associate affiliate links and if you choose to buy any product through one of them, we will earn a small commission for our hard work. Note that this is at no extra cost to you! We sincerely thank you for your ongoing support!

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User Rating
Orijen Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food 28.6-lb bag Puppy, All Breeds, Grain-free, GMO-free, Dry Chicken & Turkey, Nest-laid Eggs, Fruits & Vegetables 28.6-lb $$ 5.0 (6)
Orijen Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food 28.6-lb Large Breed Puppy, Grain-Free, GMO-free, Dry Chicken & Turkey, Fish, Nest-laid Eggs, Fruits & Vegetables 28.6-lb $$ 4.6 (8)
Orijen Six Fish Dog Food 28.6-lb All Breeds, All Ages, Grain-free, GMO-free, Dry Six Fish 28.6-lb $$ 5.0 (2)
Orijen Adult Dog Food – Orijen Adult Dog Food 28.6-lb All Breeds, Adult, Grain-Free, GMO-free, Dry Chicken & Turkey, Fish, Nest-laid Eggs, Fruits & Vegetables 28.6-lb $$ N/A
Orijen Regional Red – 28.6-lb All Breeds, All Ages, Grain-free, GMO-free, Dry Black Angus Beef, Wild Boar, Alberta Lamb, Ranch-raised Bison, Fruits & Vegetables 28.6-lb $$ 5.0 (3)
Orijen Senior 29.7-lb All Breeds, Senior, Grain-free, GMO-free, Dry Chicken, Turkey, Salmon, Walleye, Nest-laid Eggs, Fresh Fruits & Vegetables 29.7-lb $$ 4.5 (2)

Our Rating of Orijen

Complete freshness guaranteed, natural products, real meats, no growth hormones used during the ranching process, no added preservatives or water – as close to as nature intended as you can get, we simply can’t give this food a lower rating than our full, well-deserved 5 stars. HIGHLY recommended for all breeds and life stages…

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Acana Dog Food: Review of the Brand

Dogs truly are humanity’s best friend. No other domesticated animal is more suited to live with humans and are considered part of the family by most pet owners across the globe.

Your canine companion gives you so much joy, comfort, love and laughter that you want to give them the best life possible. Keeping your dog healthy starts with his diet and can make a huge difference in his or her quality of life with you.

As a life-long dog owner I believe I have found the best food to nourish your “best friend” from his first year as a puppy to his last years as a senior. The Acana brand dog food has a dry food line to nourish any breed, any size at any age. This Acana dog food review will provide you with the information you need to choose the best food for your dog.

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Hypoallergenic Dog Food

Dogs can develop food allergies just like people. If your dog seems to be excessively scratching, develops bad gas, regularly vomits after eating, or has loose stools, he is probably allergic to something in his food. Using a hypoallergenic dog food like Acana can prevent your dog from developing and allergy and remain healthy and active with fewer digestive, teeth, or joint issues.

Read our review of Hypoallergenic Dog Foods

Biologically Appropriate

The term biologically appropriate used to describe Acana’s dog food line simply means the food ingredients they use in their products are similar to what the wild ancestors of dogs ate as they evolved. Domesticated dogs have evolved to digest carbohydrates, unlike their wild cousins, but the mainstay of their diet has always has been, and always should be, high quality protein.

High Quality Protein, No Preservatives

Acana dog foods provide the freshest protein sourced from local ranches in Alberta, Canada where it is produced. You will not find ingredients like meat by-product, which means the lowest quality protein, in a Acana product. They use only free range chicken, beef, lamb, bison, duck or wild-caught fish like Pacific salmon or herring, pike and walleye.

The meat is delivered to Acana for processing into dry dog food fresh, not frozen and has no preservatives which is a leading cause of food allergies in dogs. Never feed your dog with anything that has the preservatives BHT, BHA or ethoxyquin.

Fish is a high quality protein that is the least likely to cause an allergic reaction in your dog. Acana’s Provincial Pacifica Grain Free food is made from wild caught fresh Pacific salmon, flounder and herring. Since dogs can develop a gluten intolerance, grain-free ensures they can easily digest it.

One unusual protein source you won’t find in many dog foods is free-range duck blended with fresh bartlett pears and Alberta oats, a low glycemic (won’t spike blood sugar) hypoallergenic grain. The Acana Duck And Bartlett Pear flavor from Acana’s dry dog food line is particularly good for dogs that have sensitive stomachs, or a breed that is more prone to allergies like Dalmatians, Boxers and German Shepherds, for example.

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The Acana Line of Dry Dog Foods

Acana offers 16 varieties of dry food divided up in 3 categories, namely classics, regionals and singles, to suit any dog’s palate and health needs. The entire dry dog food line offers:

  • high quality protein sources like fresh beef, bison, chicken, lamb, fish and duck from animals that are not treated with growth hormones or antibiotics
  • food for all stages of life and all breeds of dogs, with adult and non-GMO options
  • only fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains blended in to be more easily digested

Since no fillers or preservatives are used and there are formulas that do not have wheat or corn, common allergens, you can find the right one for your pet. We have included a handy guide that lists all the varieties of Acana dry dog food for you.

ImageBrand NameTypeFlavorPrice Ave. Amazon
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ImageBrand NameTypeFlavorPrice Ave. Amazon
User Rating
Acana Wild Prairie Dry Dog Food (5lb - New Formula) All Life Stages, DryWild Prairie$$4.5 (11)
Acana Ranchlands Acana Ranchlands Dry Dog Food (5lb - New Formula) All Breeds, Grain-Free, DryVarious$$4.8 (13)
Acana Chicken & Burbank Potato - 5 lb Adult, DryChicken & Burbank Potato$$4.5 (6)
Acana Pacifica Dry Dog Food, 5 Lbs, Grain-Free, High Protein All Breeds, All Life Stages, Grain-Free, DrySeafood$$5.0 (4)
Acana Lamb and Okanagan Apple Acana Lamb & Okanagan Apple Dry Dog Food 4.4lb Limited Ingredient, All Breeds, All Life Stages, GMO-Free, DryLamb & Okanagan Apple$$N/A
Acana Grasslands - Dog - 5 b All Breeds, All Life Stages, Grain-Free, DryGrasslands$$4.8 (5)
Acana Wild Prairie Dog Food Acana Wild Prairie Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, 5.5lb All Breeds, All Life Stages, Grain-Free, DryWild Prairie$$4.5 (4)
Acana Duck & Bartlett Pear - 5 lb Limited Ingredients, Duck & Bartlett Pear$$4.9 (7)
Acana Grain-free Dog Food Variety 4 Pk Trail Size 400 Grams Each (Wild Prairie, Grasslands, Pacifica, Ranchlands) All Breeds, All Life Stages, Grain-Free, DryWild Prairie, Grasslands, Pacifica, Ranchlands Food Variety 4 PK Trial Size$$N/A

Give Your Best Friend The Best

You will find Acana brand at the top of almost all lists of recommended diets for dogs, especially those with allergies or food intolerances to gluten or dairy.

Amazon reviews of Acana dry dog food are four and five stars with comments from reviewers about how it has made their dog’s coat shiny and thick, has eased stomach issues and produced solid healthy stools. This means your pet is getting more nutrients from his food, which won’t be the case with lower quality proteins (meat by-products) and fillers like corn or wheat.

Investing in high quality food like Acana for you dog will give him a better overall quality of life with fewer vet visits and more energy to enrich your life with his loving companionship.

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